Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two-fer Tuesday!

January is turning out to be a busy Blog month and I've had several DT reveals falling on the same day!! So today, I am here to share a layout for Step Class #12 at ScrapFIT and a project for Love My Tapes!!

First up, I will share my layout for the Step Class at ScrapFIT.  This month's class, is to create a Layered Embellishment and you can come over to the Blog and play along with us!!  I ended up creating this layout on December 31, and it was my last one to finish up for 2012.  I used a photo taken earlier that day, from our family lunch outing.  I don't take a lot of self photos, but I thought it would be great to use on a layout to sum up 2012 and look forward to 2013.  I also broke out my November kit from Artful Delight and used some of the remaining product for this page.

I really loved the way this layout turned out...even if it is using a photo of myself!!  :)  It kind of embodies what I've come to realize is my overall Scrapbooking style...KITSCHY!  It may not actually be a style category in the Scrapbooking world, but it is what I am deeming my style for 2013.  Along with the layered embellishment (at the bottom of the page), I had more fun creating a Cameo cut title for my page.  With close to 1,000 fonts, I'm never at a loss for something to use, and I thought this song title by the Beatles was kind of perfect to close out 2012 and welcome 2013.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper, Pink Paislee & Echo Park; Spray Mist & Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Font:  Futura & Pacifico; Date Stamp:  American Crafts; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery; Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Chipboard:  Crate Paper


For my second reveal, I have a fun little project using some Washi Tape from  Love My Tapes!  I know Christmas is over (and I'm sure some of us are glad of that), but I had a fun idea I wanted to share with you, that I used for some of my Christmas gifts.  In the day of "everyone has everything", it can be a little difficult to buy gifts for loved ones, so Gift Cards are always a popular item at our house!  I had several that I bought for family members this year and wanted a cute way to "gift" them.  There was a great cut file I downloaded from the Silhouette store, that would work perfectly with the Gift Cards.  It was an envelope file, with a little card that fit down inside the envelope.  I cut my envelope and card on kraft paper, but I found that when I folded and adhered it, the envelope had a little trouble sticking together because of the thickness of the kraft paper.  I didn't want to staple it or add any kind of Scotch tape...so Washi Tape to the rescue!  I used it and wrapped it around the seam of the bottom of the envelope, to help make it more secure.  I also used some of the tape, on the inside card piece, to back the dollar amount that I cut out on the Cameo.  Here's a look at the Gift Card holders:

The Washi Tape worked perfectly to secure the edges on my envelope and it also added a great decorative touch!  But, you don't have to wait until next Christmas to try this idea...Gift Card holders are always needed for birthdays, Mother's Day, Graduation, and a ton of other occasions.  So give it a try, next time you are in need of a cute Gift Card holder!

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